At mid-life, certain trajectories have panned out as envisioned, some not, and some new shoots sprouted completely unexpectedly. All this life experience has made me more open to ambiguity and taking risks.
I immigrated to the US as a child. I was born in Jakarta, Indonesia where I went to the same elementary school as President Barack Obama (not at the same time, he's older). In the US, I grew-up in the leafy suburbs of DC but moved to San Francisco after grad school and one too many winters. I now live and work out of my home in North Beach, a family focused community I adore.